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Organizational Systems Security Analyst(tm)

Organizational Systems Security Analyst
Enterprise Security Certification


The Organizational Systems Security Analyst™ (OSSA™) is an international practical and technical IT-Security certification course that turns IT-security professionals into IT-security practitioners and teaches them how to practically secure enterprise networks and systems at a technical level. It is designed specially for 3 broad groups of people:

  • IT-Security Professionals looking to become IT-Security Practitioners through practical and hands-on technical-level enterprise-level IT-security training & certification which is applicable to any private- or public-sector enterprise-class organization;

  • Technical-level IT Professionals interested in entering the IT-Security industry;

  • Technical staff interested in learning more about real-world, practical IT-Security from technical, procedural and legal standpoints, who are responsible for the security of their organization's infrastructure or who are interested in a technical practitioner-level career in IT-Security; and

  • Those looking for an enterprise-relevant technical-level IT-Security course which uses practical lab-based hands-on training and a practical hands-on certification examination which separate the IT-Security contenders from the pretenders.

With its balanced approach to the use of both Open-Source-based and proprietary methodologies and tools to achieve the objective of network-level, application-level and Windows/Linux/Unix OS/server-level security for organizations, the vendor-neutral Organizational Systems Security Analyst™ teaches a wide-ranging and vendor-independent approach to real-world planning, operational and legal issues surrounding IT-Security which both profit and non-profit organizations will encounter.

This practical 5-day, hands-on security certification course is geared at equipping participants with the knowledge and practical technical skills necessary to secure their organizations from both internal and external threats, as well as understanding the impact of law on IT-Security policy and operationswithin the organization.

The Organizational Systems Security Analyst™ first looks at IT-Security from a methodological perspective and draws lessons from Sun Tzu's "Art of War", introducing the practicalities of IT-Security, and not just theory. It then populates the framework with resources and tools by which various security aims and objectives can be met. It is this approach, rather than the common one where the focus is only tools, which makes the practical-oriented Organizational Systems Security Analyst™ ideal for technical-level IT-security professionals.

For the technical/practical coursework, the aim is not to teach about the tool itself but about the category of usefulness that the tool falls into so that the course attendees can select, on their own, the "best-of-breed" for the task at hand.
Give a man a tool and he’ll protect himself for a day. Give him methodology in conjunction with resources and he’ll be able to protect his organization for a lifetime.

Taught only by certified and accredited trainers, the Organizational Systems Security Analyst™ includes, but is not limited to, the following topics (please refer to the course brochure for more details) :

  • The 8-Step Security Gameplan™

  • The SOB Troika

  • Networking Protocols From A Security Viewpoint

  • Defending Your Turf: This LANd is Mine

  • Building A Secure Enterprise Network

  • Defensive Tools & System Lockdown

  • The 5E Attacker Methodology™ : Attacker Methods & Exploits

  • Wireless Insecurity

  • Incident Response

  • System Forensics and Investigation

  • The Impact of Law

The Organizational Systems Security Analyst™ course is extremely heavy on practical coursework and the Organizational Systems Security Analyst™ certification is awarded on the basis of a practical, lab-based certification exam, which is held on the last day of the course. The challenging practical exam can also be taken separately without attending the training.

The importance of a lab-based certification examination cannot be overstated!

Our practical lab-based examinations, where the attendee must apply the methodology learnt during training and use various tools to perform actual actions and commands to obtain the result, can enable employers to verify the true skill and capability of a technical IT-security professional.

For the benefit of employers and technical professionals alike, the Organizational Systems Security Analyst™ uses a practical hands-on certification exam which stops pretenders from bluffing or guessing their way to certification through exam-cramming. The Organizational Systems Security Analyst™'s practical lab-based examination practically validates the skills that course attendees acquire, preserves the long term value of the certification, and protects the investment made by attendees and their organizations in getting certified.

Who Can Benefit From This Programme:

IT Professionals who will benefit from this programme include the following:

  • IT-Security Practitioners and Technical Professionals

  • IT-Security Penetration-Testers and/or Technical Auditors

  • IT Network Designers

  • IT Network Administrators / Engineers

  • IT System Administrators / Analysts / Engineers

  • Application Designers / Specialists

and anyone who needs or wants to know how to secure their organization's infrastructure, information and assets against internal and external threats.

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